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December 10th, 2017

alisanne @ 08:09 am: Challenge #721: "Snape's Library - Alchemy, Ancient Art, and Science."
Challenge 721: Snape's Library - Alchemy, Ancient Art, and Science

Written by one of Lord Voldemort's servants, this is a decent candidate for Snape's collection. Or is it? However you see it, this week we discuss Snape and Alchemy, Ancient Art, and Science.

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alisanne @ 12:04 am: A Wizarding Dilemma
Title: A Wizarding Dilemma
Author: [info]alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Kingsley Shacklebolt, Bellatrix Lestrange.
Word Count: 100 x 8
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [info]snape100's prompt # 720: Snape's Library - Weird Wizarding Dilemmas and Their Solutions.
This is part Thirty-Two of my Snape: Horcrux Hunter series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Warning(s): AU.
Beta(s): [info]sevfan and emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Read A Wizarding Dilemma on LJ/IJ/DW.

Current Mood: tired

December 8th, 2017

ellid @ 07:16 am: Title: Fake News, X
Challenge: Weird Wizarding Dilemmas....
Word Count: 100


“Very simple. We stage a public demonstration of the techniques listed in the book, preferably broadcast on WWN.” Granger set down her fork. “We can even ask Luna Lovegood to assist so everything is exactly correct.

“Then, when it fails - “

“Their sales will also fail, and so much for raising the dead.” Severus considered the practicalities of such a performance, from finding a venue to obtaining a suitable decedent (preferably animal, as the law was not clear on human experimentation. “It just might work. I wonder if Minerva would agree to using the Quidditch pitch?”

December 7th, 2017

ellid @ 07:30 am: Title: Fake News, IX
Challenge: Weird Wizarding Dilemmas....
Word Count: 100


There was much more in the chapter on metaphysical questions than Father Christmas' lack of magical talent or the possibility that Muggle folk songs might contain embedded spells designed to assist wizarding children adjust after receiving their Hogwarts letter. Severus read it while he ate, and when Granger asked him what he thought, he grudgingly conceded she had a point.

The question, of course, was to apply this to combating the idea that appropriate application of French deconstructive tactics to death would do any good. “We are logical. Most wizards and witches are not. Now what?” he said at last.

December 6th, 2017

ellid @ 07:30 am: Title: Fake News, VIII
Challenge: Weird Wizarding Dilemmas....
Word Count: 100


Granger carefully turned to another page, this one on the hazards of cross-breeding subspecies of bowtruckles. She smiled briefly, then flipped to the “Metaphysical Questions” chapter that Severus had ignored completely during his plimpy experiment. “It seems the book isn't quite as useless as one might assume,” she said at last.

“'How to tell your children Father Christmas is not a wizard' has no application to dunderheads believing they can revive the dead.” Severus paused as the food arrived. “Surely you can't - “

“Of course not. But the rhetorical techniques could prove useful,” she said, looking pleased.

December 5th, 2017

ellid @ 07:23 am: Title: Fake News, VII
Challenge: Weird Wizarding Dilemmas....
Word Count: 100


Severus rubbed his forehead as Granger flipped past a section on styling one's nose hair. “You're far too intelligent to be consulting such a ridiculous book. The only chapter worth the time is on growing plimpy-safe kelp in one's bathroom.”

“That one works?” Granger looked up, clearly impressed. “Did you use the toilet tank method or the sink?”

“Neither. I sub-divided the bathtub since I only take showers,” said Severus. He appropriated the book, found the correct page, and indicated the detailed and surprisingly useful construction diagrams. “It worked beautifully during the plimpy food shortage five years ago.”

December 4th, 2017

ellid @ 07:28 am: Title: Fake News, VI
Challenge: Weird Wizarding Dilemmas....
Word Count: 100

Granger knew an excellent Muggle restaurant that primarily served the local Indian population, allowing them to remain in proper robes instead of switching to Muggle attire. Even better, the food was authentic and excellent, not altered to English tastes.

They'd ordered and were sipping their tea when Granger drew a book from her handbag and began flipping through the chapters. “I wonder if this will work?”

“Weird Wizarding Dilemmas and Their Solutions​?” Severus raised an eyebrow. “Isn't that a housewifery manual? I can't imagine it would be germane to raising the dead.”

“One never knows,” said Granger.

December 3rd, 2017

alisanne @ 07:05 am: Challenge #720: "Snape's Library - Weird Wizarding Dilemmas and Their Solutions."
Challenge 720: Snape's Library - Weird Wizarding Dilemmas and Their Solutions

This seems like it would be a reasonable book Snape would add to his library. Or would it? However you see it, this week we discuss Snape and Weird Wizarding Dilemmas and Their Solutions.

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December 2nd, 2017

alisanne @ 08:40 am: The Essence of the Matter
Title: The Essence of the Matter
Author: [info]alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Kingsley Shacklebolt, Bellatrix Lestrange, Voldemort.
Word Count: 100 x 5
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [info]snape100's prompt # 719: Snape's Library - A Study into the Possibility of Reversing the Actual and Metaphysical Effects of Natural Death, with Particular Regard to the Reintegration of Essence and Matter.
This is part Thirty-One of my Snape: Horcrux Hunter series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Warning(s): AU.
Beta(s): [info]sevfan and emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Read The Essence of the Matter on LJ/IJ/DW.

Current Mood: working

December 1st, 2017

ellid @ 07:27 am: Title: Fake News, V
Challenge: A Study into the Possibility....
Word Count: 100


In the end, there was nothing to be done, any more than telling Severus' Muggle great-gran that the table tipper who claimed to have contacted her brother during a séance was a blatant fraud. “It will have to run its course,” he told Granger, who frowned but eventually agreed.

“That doesn't mean we have to watch them waste their money,” she said. “Could I buy you lunch? Ron is on assignment and I'm at loose ends for an hour.”

Severus glanced at the queue, then nodded. “As long as we can avoid the dunderheads, I accept.”

She smiled. “Excellent.”

November 30th, 2017

ellid @ 07:35 am: Title: Fake News, IV
Challenge: A Study into the Possibility....
Word Count: 100


There was something profoundly sad about seeing so many people who had fallen for a hoax, even if part of Severus was more than happy to sneer at the dunderheads. If someone had offered him the chance to save Lily (beautiful Lily, gone so young) or even Charity, wouldn't he have tried?

“It's cruel to offer hope when there is none,” he said at last.

“Agreed.” Granger glanced at the sign for Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes, then sighed. “I've had to bite my tongue at family gatherings. George hasn't been the same since the war.”

“Completely understandable,” Severus murmured.

November 29th, 2017

ellid @ 07:27 am: Title: Fake News! III
Challenge: A Study into the Possibility....
Word Count: 100


De Pensees-Profondes' work was densely argued, carefully written, and all but unintelligible. “How could they tell? That book is all but mpenetrable!”

Granger produced a copy of The Quibbler. “Not according to the Lovegoods. Their new 'reader-friendly translation for the masses' makes it look like returning the dead to life is a real possibility, not simply a philosophical proposition. You can imagine the appeal to the recently bereaved.”

Severus shuddered. “This is appalling, even for Xenophilius. Can't the Minister issue a statement?”

“He did.” Granger jerked a thumb at the roiling mass outside the bookshop. “They prefer false hope.”

November 28th, 2017

ellid @ 07:25 am: Title: Fake News! II
Challenge: A Study into the Possibility....
Word Count: 100


“Reversing Death? The one by de Pensées-Profondes?” Severus curled his lip. “Save your money. The author was a dunderhead who'd smoked too many Gauloises during the Great War.”

“And you'd know this how?” sneered the other, shoving him out of the way.

“I've actually read it!” Severus shouted. “It's typical over-intellectualized French blather - “

“You're wasting your time,” said a familiar voice at his elbow. Hermione Granger, looking nearly as disgusted as Severus felt, stood shaking her head. “The new edition makes it look like one can actually bring the recent dead back to life.

November 27th, 2017

ellid @ 07:32 am: Title: Fake News! I
Challenge: A Study into the Possibility....
Word Count: 100


The queue to get into Flourish & Blotts overflowed the sidewalk into Diagon Alley, blocking traffic on the street and very likely preventing hungry shoppers from visiting the newly reopened Fortescue's Eating Emporium. Severus scowled – his new copy of Most Potente Potions, personally signed by the author, was waiting for him – and tried to elbow his way past the crowd.

“Oi, who do you think you are?” said a muscular woman who looked like a beater for Holyhead. “Wait your turn!”

“My turn for what?” said Severus.

“The new edition of Reversing Death!” she snapped.

November 26th, 2017

alisanne @ 08:58 am: Challenge #719: "Snape's Library - A Study into the Possibility of Reversing the Actual..."
Challenge 719: Snape's Library - A Study into the Possibility of Reversing the Actual and Metaphysical Effects of Natural Death, with Particular Regard to the Reintegration of Essence and Matter

As it says on the tin, this book is about reversing death, a topic Snape discusses in his first lecture. Has Severus read it? Would he own it? However you see it, this week we discuss Snape and A Study into the Possibility of Reversing the Actual and Metaphysical Effects of Natural Death, with Particular Regard to the Reintegration of Essence and Matter.

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November 25th, 2017

alisanne @ 12:57 pm: Assignment Moste Evile
Title: Assignment Moste Evile
Author: [info]alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Kingsley Shacklebolt, Bellatrix Lestrange, Voldemort.
Word Count: 100 x 7
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [info]snape100's prompt # 718: Snape's Library - Magick Moste Evile.
This is part Thirty of my Snape: Horcrux Hunter series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Warning(s): AU.
Beta(s): [info]sevfan and emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Read Assignment Moste Evile on LJ/IJ/DW.

Current Mood: hopeful

November 22nd, 2017

ellid @ 07:16 am: Title: Deluxe Edition, XXXXV
Challenge: Magicke Most Evile, III
Word Count: 100


“So.” The twins were down for the night, the house was quiet, and Remus had just opened a very fine bottle of wine. Severus accepted a glass, sipped, and smiled. “Now what?”

“Now we live the rest of our lives.” Remus shook his head at the copy of Atalanta Fugiens that had begun this most unexpected adventure. “Should we send the publisher a thank you note?”

“And risk receiving a Deluxe Wizarding Edition of Magicke Most Evile or something similar? Best not to.” Severus settled down next to him with a sigh. “Let's not push our luck.”

November 21st, 2017

ellid @ 07:31 am: Title: Deluxe Edition, XXXXV
Challenge: Magicke Most Evile, II
Word Count: 100


“Perfect.” Poppy finished her examination of Archimedes, then gently stroked Astraea's downy fuzz of hair. “Both of them. Well done, gentlemen.”

“We do our best,” said Remus. He had been in a joyful daze since the birth, except for dealing with the hate mail about how the twins were clearly the product of Homunculus Creation Charm in Magicke Most Evile. “It's mainly Severus, though. He did all the hard work.”

“That I did,” said Severus, preening slightly. Archimedes in particular took after the Princes, but they were both quite remarkable children. “The final results speak for themselves.”

November 20th, 2017

ellid @ 07:23 am: Title: Deluxe Edition, XXXXIV
Challenge: Magicke Most Evile, I
Word Count: 100


Parenthood was...not what Severus had expected.

Oh, he'd been prepared for pain (although Poppy's skill had minimized this) and a great deal of mess (which Archimedes and Astrea had proved stunningly good at generating) and the lack of sleep during the first weeks (especially since the twins seemed to swap off sleeping, eating, and wailing like a malfunctioning copy of Magicke Most Evile). He'd known about all of the above, and prepared for it, and so had Remus.

The overwhelming need to protect, to nurture, to – yes, he would admit it – love his children was another matter entirely.

November 19th, 2017

alisanne @ 08:55 am: Challenge #718: "Snape's Library - Magick Moste Evile"
Challenge 718: Snape's Library - Magick Moste Evile

Kept in the Restricted Section, this book is a collection of dangerous spells. Although we do know it does NOT contain much information about Horcruxes. I imagine Severus has examined this one, but does he own it? However you see it, this week we discuss Snape and the Magick Moste Evile.

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